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Advice on gemology course
« on: July 08, 2021, 04:05:39 PM »
Hi all
I'm new to the world of gems but have always had a keen interest. I'm looking at doing a gemology course to further my knowledge (preferably with a lot of online components as I run my own business as a tradesperson and wouldn't have the time needed to study on site) I have seen a couple of online ones based overseas but I am not sure if they are recognised in Australia. I'm just looking at having a greater understanding of gems with an appraisal section in there so as I can start as a hobby and hopefully turn it into something greater. If there are any other tips or things I can do to learn that would be great.

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Re: Advice on gemology course
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2021, 04:29:03 PM »
May be a good idea to find a forum that has an interest in gemology. Or a Facebook page with similar interests.


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Re: Advice on gemology course
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2021, 10:16:24 PM »
Welcome to the forum Steve,
I think this is what you are after.


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Re: Advice on gemology course
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2021, 09:20:44 AM »
Hi Steve,
I did a Diploma of Gemmology quite a while back in Hobart. I was working full time then, and it was manageable over two years with one or two nights a week commitment. To be able to appraise gems or jewellery it requires an additional period of time "in the industry", probably working in a commercial jewellery house to understand what people pay for these items, hope this helps,
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Re: Advice on gemology course
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 02:27:09 PM »
Hi Steve

Look up your local Minerological society from AFLACCAs website.  It is bound to be able to put you in touch with a GIA member who may be able to help with info on what’s on offer locally.

In Brisbane, Sally Lyon would be the person to ask.
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